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18ct yellow gold, reference 3598 "Golden Ellipse" wristwatch. Made 1974

18ct yellow gold, reference 3598 "Golden Ellipse" wristwatch. Made 1974

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Information

  • Brand: Patek Philippe 
  • Year: 1974
  • Model: Ellipse
  • Reference: 3598
  • Calibre: 16-250
  • Movement: Manual
  • Material: 18ct yellow gold
  • Features/complications: Oval case with concealed lugs
  • Dial: Sunburst blue dial featuring 18ct gold baton hands and Dauphoine hour and minute hands
  • Case dimensions: 30 x 35mm
  • Bracelet/strap: Leather strap
  • Accessories: Extract from the Archives
  • SKU: 3065

Essay

The Patek Philippe Ellipse was created in 1968 with its design inspired by the Golden Section, also known as 'the divine proportion'. The reference 3548 was produced from 1967 until 1976. It was together with Ref. 3546 Patek Philippe's first Ellipse models. The exquisite blue dial on this model is actually made from gold which has been transformed by a special Patek Philippe process to look blue.

Patek Philippe subsequently introduced the reference 3930 in 1976 and remained in production until the late 1980’s. Although published in Patek Philippe's sales catalogues, it appears that the models cased in stainless steel were borrowed to clients while their watches were being serviced. Some pieces were also given as reward to deserving employees.